The Hottest Spot In Canada Today Is In Nova Scotia & It's Already Scorching
Time to hit the water!
It's been a sweaty summer, with many Canadian cities facing heat warnings. If you're looking for Canada's hottest weather, though, you'll find it out east. Nova Scotia is currently holding the title for the nation's most sweltering conditions today.
According to Environment Canada, as of 10:00 A.M. eastern, the hottest spot in the country is Malay Falls, Nova Scotia, which currently has a temperature of 26.9 degrees.
That's expected to creep up to 31 by the afternoon, with a 30% chance of thunderstorms.
Those temperatures are comparable to the previous two days in the area, which reached highs of over 28 and 31.
This also marked a steep rise from July 26 and 27, both of which saw their daily highs peak at around 23, which would be comparably cooler when compared to what's happening today.
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for this area as well, indicating that with the humidex, it could feel closer to 39 degrees (unless you happen to be closer to the coast).
Malay Falls is expected to hit 27 tomorrow, with more chances for rain, before getting a slight break at 24 on Saturday and jumping back up again on Sunday.
If the region does in fact hit 31 today, then it will actually set a new heat record for the day, previously held by July 30, 2004, with a high of 30.7 degrees.
Last year, the region saw some truly hot days in the summer, with July 20 spiking at just over 33.
Recently, areas of the province got so hot that they were actually warmer than some measured temperatures in, proving that even the breezy east coast is not safe from the intense summer heat.
Luckily, living so close to the shore means that residents can get out on the water and feel the cool ocean spray. They should probably be on the lookout for, though.
In contrast, theat the moment is Stefansson Island, Nunavut, which is currently sitting at an icy cool 0.9 degrees.